A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re upgrading baby back ribs with a four-ingredient dry rub.
Here’s a backup plan for any dinner in a pinch: homemade dry rub. Mix it up on a sleepy Sunday, keep it in the spice cabinet for months, and watch it wow everything from steak and chicken to fish and tofu.